Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2013
Private equity fundraising in the first quarter of 2013 was relatively robust, with 130 funds closed having raised an aggregate $67.2bn. The quarter also witnessed the two largest buyout deals announced since the buyout boom period of 2006-2007. Investor appetite for the asset class remains strong, with 86% of investors interviewed looking to maintain or increase their allocation to the asset class over the next 12 months. In this Quarterly Update we take a look at the private equity industry in Q1 2013, including the latest fundraising figures, investor appetite, deals data and performance figures.